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says: May 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm Go to System and Security. The whole idea is ridiculous. Then change the owner to Administrator." Thanks, Ozzie! 🙂 This worked, but you still had to jump through several hoops and HOPE something was actually changing. He updated and, as we are not connected to a network (other than our DSL), all of his files disappeared. have a peek at this web-site

I just right click on the file or folder and select Force Uninstall. Reply Tyler says: July 10, 2009 at 1:04 am I believe I may have accidentally installed a virus through winRAR and now that i'm trying to delete it, i get the Reply Nodda4me says: March 17, 2010 at 11:27 am For everyone with "ACCESS DENIED" This will work! -Windows up to XP- ---Start -> Run -> CMD -Windows Vista and 7- Start Reply Felix Turner says: October 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm Anyone know if this is fixed in Windows 7?

Reading through the sticky topics, I noticed one subject that seemed to be my problem: whenever the system reboots during installation, it simply goes back to the beginning of the install So, it doesn't know who the current owner is? This may not copy hidden files - and so it will "fix itself" - but if any of your Briefcase content is hidden you wouldn't get those either.

Join over 20,000 People! So, old people and professionals. Reply doug says: June 26, 2011 at 6:15 am p.s. Period.

But still I have to go in dirs, in subdirs and apply this to all files. Sorry, and thanks in advance for responses. Its their MO; take away virtually all settings and configuration options from the end user demographic; since they are compu-tardtastic and would break the system (they believe); and let those who You can now use the Briefcase folder to synchronize files between the desktop computer and the laptop.

That way, if you get a virus on your userid, your userid is normally running all of its programs w/o admin. Legacy application could have been run inside of a virtual machine… Then build a fancy interface on top and voila you have a fancy new OS. Please try the request again. Already have an account?

Do they want to run a sytem with "supposed improved security!" or do they want to take teh risk and run with an operating system that defaults to a very basic https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/is-it-possible-to-disable-briefcases-7-starter-and/6507750f-ac8c-4534-b9c6-1da2e7d0eda4 This has the effect of making many of the folders and files orphans, with no easy way to restore their link with their counterparts on the source medium. Love how they expand the original universe.“TypeScript didn’t reduce bugs, and didn’t enhance our productivity, either.” https://t.co/x9fne19gev © 2013 Airtight Interactive Inc. with support for copy-paste and drag-and-drop.

The Briefcase folder itself must have "read-only" or "system" file attributes (default is read-only) in order to display as a Briefcase. Check This Out Reply george says: August 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm hi all, after reading some of the problems,which I have had the same problem,uninstalled a program,which left a dll file and wouldn,t Gates dunno what he gone done this time… Reply Billigflüge says: November 20, 2008 at 12:18 pm " MC SKITTLES Says: June 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm I HAVE THE SAME And he actually bought me dinner due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol.

  1. Bill Gates?
  2. At this point, you should be able to delete the file.
  3. Its actually funny to me, since that TOTALLY explains a good chunk of the Macintosh demographic, and the reason for its success.
  4. Reply Chops says: November 17, 2009 at 5:57 am In Vista use: (right click) Properties>Security Tab>Advanced>Edit (in Permissions Tab)>(select User) Edit>Check ‘Full Control' and click OK You can also use this
  5. Drag files into the Briefcase window just as you would copy those files in Windows.
  6. The weirdest thing, is that if I open up a program that recently used one of the files in the briefcase, and I use the history to open a recent document,
  7. https://t.co/cEkNwhMkvCRogue One is legit.

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I carry virtually my entire working life in two large synced files. Reply Gary Orsler says: May 6, 2008 at 4:54 am I have now sorted this problem and will now tell you how.. Get Your Free Excelebook!

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And I can make XP look just like Windows 7 if I feel like it…with snapping windows and all. If any item does not link to any original item outside the briefcase, (for example when the drive containing the briefcase is inserted in a secondary computer, or the original has Any ideas? I finally figured out how to restore them, but it is hardly user friendly. 2) Syncing analysis is so slow it needs to speed up to stop (usually Task Manager says

Join the community here. Reply Reggie says: August 20, 2014 at 3:21 am Perhaps it's because NOBODY HAS A SOLUTION, not even 5 years later. verify that the disk is accessible. (retry - cancel) i know that windows has done away with the briefcases, but is there anyway i can read this disk!! http://newsgrouphosting.com/windows-xp/windows-shuts-down-autumatically-when-installing-windows-xp-sp2.php Sep 7, 2006 #2 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies.

The action the Briefcase will take is configurable by right clicking the icon. What I think is funny though is how many people here are bitching about it like it is some sort of design flaw in the Windows architecture when, in reality, the Reply Dan says: January 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm Why are so many idiots writing useless crap? Reply Gitesh Khodiyar says: April 14, 2008 at 8:36 am Microsoft admitted that this was done by design with the aim of annoying users… http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080411-vistas-uac-security-prompt-was-designed-to-annoy-you.html Reply Paul Mayne says: April 14,

Probably not. It's still to annoying to use. If you use a desktop computer at the office but work from home on a laptop, you can synchronize the files between your laptop and desktop using Windows Briefcase. I have discovered that under security->Group or other user names there is a user with a question mark.

The microsoft solution has been a nighmare for many. Reply msmith says: April 29, 2010 at 11:38 am DjME27 Thats fine thats your oppinion, but I still feel that microsoft has gone overboard with their security.